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Edmund de Waal

A Guide for the Perplexed

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 USD

Edmund de Waal

Edmund de Waal

A Guide for the Perplexed

A Guide for the Perplexed

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 USD

Lot sold:

252,000

USD

Edmund de Waal

A Guide for the Perplexed


2017

comprising twenty-one porcelain vessels, four gilt porcelain tiles and nine alabaster blocks, one with gilding, in a vitrine

glazed porcelain, partially-gilt alabaster, aluminum, Plexiglas, Corian 

vitrine: 47 ¼ x 23 ⅝ x 5 ¼ in. (120 x 60 x 13.3 cm)

Overall in excellent condition. When viewed in person, the glazed porcelain presents with a variety of nuanced shades of cream, white and beige. Each porcelain vessel presents with occasional surface irregularities, small indentations and variations to the glaze inherent to the making and characteristic of the artist’s practice. The gilt porcelain tiles present with occasional irregularity to the gilding application inherent to production and only visible upon close inspection. The alabaster blocks present with very light surface scratches and extremely minor indentations to edges and corners, possibly inherent to production. The vitrine presents with extremely faint scuff marks and very light soiling consistent with installation and only visible upon close inspection. The plexiglas presents with extremely minor surface scratches only visible upon close inspection. The shelves and undersides of the porcelain vessels are each applied with small transparent labels corresponding with proper placement. Assembly instructions will be provided to the buyer.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby’s is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD “AS IS” IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE. 

Commissioned directly from the artist, 2017
This lot is offered together with a certificate of authenticity from the artist.